In order to determine the state of the interoperability of services, a subset of the existing service providers
were selected to analyse their services from an interoperability perspective. We used a questionnaire
containing the questions in 3.2 as our data collection tool. There were four options for answering a question
(Yes, No, Unknown & N/A) along with the additional possibility to provide an explanation for the answer, if
necessary. We invited the service owners responsible for the six services to respond to the questionnaire.
Due to timing constraints the respondents of the survey i.e. the service providers, were given the option of
answering the survey in either of two ways: (1) individually - with the option to ask for clarifications; (2) in
an interview with one or two members of the task team.
The choice of which option to use was up to the service providers. Three services were assessed using
option one, and the remaining three with the second option.
It shall be noted that, providing clarifications remotely and/or during the interviews helped us to minimize
The analysis covers three service categories in the Nordic and Baltic countries. Some of these services
supply a more focused set of functionalities to their users and their communities. Other services supply a
wide range of functionality and support a wide range of use cases in their communities. The service
categories included in the analysis are repositories, compute services, and service aggregation solutions.
Reflections on responses from service providers
Recommended further work
Relation to EOSC development